Saturday, October 08, 2011

Fall is here (or, "Why hello, pumpkin bread!")

Today, fall started around here. Oh, I know, fall actually officially starts on Sept. 21. But for me, the 'true' beginning of fall has always been marked by the fall festival that is held close to our house. The smell of apple cider, the beautiful leaves, the forest trail, seeing lots of people you know....it just shouts 'Fall is here', you know? I usually go home and feel compelled to bake something with pumpkin :)

Well, today, the whole family (including Joel), took the day off from our work and chores and grass mowing, etc, and spent the afternoon together at the festival. Here are a few high-lights:

Watching the husker shredder
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A real indian wig-wam. This indian's very authentic clothing always makes me nervous :/
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We watched the log splitters
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Joel took the kids on a hay ride (Not sure why Joel looks tipsy in this picture---the worst he'd had to drink all day was a coffee :)
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My beautiful family, waiting in line for the hay ride. When I told Eli that I didn't know he was going to be a cowboy today, he said "Mom, I'm going to be a cowboy EVERY day!"
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Cosette loved watching the real artisans at work.
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Noah and Eli got to make their own clay creature.
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Okay, now, on to the best part.....the FOOD ;) I didn't even get pictures of MY favorties, like the apple butter bread, the homemade beef vegetable soup, or the cheddar cheese fries. But here's Noah eating a hot dog. When the yellow jackets tried to get a bite of his hotdog, he said "Mom, let's go home and eat!"
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Funnel cake
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And we even stole licks of our sister and brother's gigantic lollipops.
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Then, all tuckered out, everybody came home to take naps, after which we ate a LOT of vegetables for dinner ;)


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